Review: Kants Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik (1783) und die Metaphysischen Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft (1786). Kritische Anmerkungen zur Akademischen Textedition [Book Review]

Kant Studien 91 (s1):23-34 (2000)


The article evaluates the standard edition of Kant's Prolegomena and the Metaphysische Anfangsgründe, trying to show that their standard editions, as found in the fourth volume of the Academy Edition, are seriously flawed. Therefore, volume 4 should be part of the planned revision of the entire edition. Most striking are the defects and inconsistencies in the text of the Prolegomena. Extended philosophical and historical research has shown that this work in its present form cannot have been published with Kant's approval. The text and the editorial apparatus of the Metaphysical Foundations also leave much to be desired. Until such a revision of the Academy Edition one is better advised to rely on the editions of these texts published by the Felix Meiner Verlag

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